January 12, 2006

Quote of the Day: James Glassman on New Orleans

Filed under: Business Moves,Economy,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 8:02 am

I love Mr. Glassman’s optimism:

When I was 24, I came to New Orleans to start a business and a family. I stayed for eight happy years. If I were 24 again, I would be packing my bags for New Orleans to be on the ground floor of a modern renaissance. Katrina was a tragedy, but its aftermath presents the most exciting urban opportunity since San Francisco in 1906. Pioneers, please apply.

Memo to the federal, state, local government: Let the pioneers be pioneers.

I hope Mr. Glassman’s optimism is warranted.



  1. Modern pioneers are those who set out in their covered wagons to Washington to secure a grant.

    Comment by Dave Schuler — January 12, 2006 @ 9:37 am

  2. #1, That is funny, sad, and true.

    Comment by TBlumer — January 12, 2006 @ 10:08 am

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